FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Contact: Tom Fazzini, email@example.com, office: (202) 724-8180, mobile: (202) 262-8998
It’s been a difficult year in the District of Columbia when it comes to violence in our communities. As of September 2019, homicides in the past year were up District-wide from 113 to 127 and in Ward 1 from 9 to 14. Thoughts and prayers are nice, but concrete action is what we all need. Creating a safer place for all of our residents requires coordinated efforts between the Council, the Mayor, and all of our agencies with a presence in the community. For my part, I want to keep you updated on what the Council is doing in response.
Join Councilmember Nadeau this Saturday at DC's very first Open Streets event! Nearly three miles of Georgia Avenue (through Wards 1 and 4) will be closed to motor-vehicle traffic, allowing residents to walk, bike along and in the roadway and enjoy a wide range of activities for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.